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English literature and the invention of atheism, 1564–1611

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By the 1580s, Western European writers were discussing atheism with increasing urgency. The Greek term ἄθεος and its Latin equivalent atheos had largely fallen out of use since the decline of the Roman Empire. When these terms were readopted in the early sixteenth century, first by writers in France and soon after in Germany, Italy, and the British Isles, they immediately gained currency, becoming central to political, religious, and literary discourses. This thesis examines writing about ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-4712-6551
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Regent's Park College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0001-7950-521X
Institution:
Durham University
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Role:
Examiner
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AHRC DTP-Jesus College PGR Humanities Scholarship in English
Funding agency for:
Buchanan, F
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Programme:
AHRC DTP-Jesus College PGR Humanities Scholarship in English
Funding agency for:
Buchanan, F
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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